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Christmas Eve 2012 – Part I

Posted on December 27, 2012 by under Family.    

Brian and I had a busy holiday season. We spent the afternoon of Christmas Eve at his mom and dad’s house so we could see Kevin, Kasey, and their kids because they wouldn’t be able to make it the following day.


Andrea and Kyndra posed for the traditional photo.


Kasey’s friend Julie and her boyfriend JD joined us also.


Andrew opens his stocking stuffers.


Kevin got some anti-bacterial hand sanitizer in his stocking.


Kyndra opening one of her presents.


Julie and JD got David Star Trek PEZ dispensers.


Kyndra and Andrew playing with their table-top air hockey game.

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Christmas Gift From My Boss

Posted on December 27, 2012 by under Wishlist.    

My boss is an awesome gifter! Check out what she got for me. I was so surprised when we saw the Cherry Moon Farms box on our front porch last week. Darcy said that Ginger got her the exact same thing.


Ginger knows that Darcy and I both really like pomegranate cocktails like the pomegranate martini at Bonefish Grill so this gift is absolutely perfect. Brian was even excited about it also.


Isaac said he got a nuts gift package from Cherry Moon Farms also. I told him she must have selected gifts based on personality. Isaac is pretty nutty. LOL.

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It’s That Time of Year Again

Posted on December 24, 2012 by under Family.    

Christmas Card

Card Back

Yes. It’s that time of year again when I post a recap of past Christmases. Why? Because the holiday season makes me feel nostalgic. I hope you guys enjoy looking at these old photos as much as I do.

Christmas Memories…

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year!

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Christmas Lights

Posted on December 24, 2012 by under Things to Do.    

Brian and I enjoyed looking at Christmas lights with mom last night. We only went to a couple of houses on the East side of town before heading over to see Lights on the Lake because we didn’t really want to stay out all night.



The Christmas light displays are quite impressive.




Lights on the Lake







It was a popular night for looking at Christmas lights. It seemed like everyone had the same idea. If you haven’t gone out to look at Christmas lights yet this season, I highly recommend checking out YuleFinder first. You can be more efficient by using the web site to save all of the light displays you want to see and mapping your route first, or you could just follow one of the many busses offering light tours around town. We were almost tempted to do the latter last night since we didn’t have a route pre-planned. LOL. Thanks for coming to look at Christmas lights with us, mom!

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My First Burger and My First Meals in General

Posted on December 22, 2012 by under Family, Food and Drink.    


Today I had my first burger (well, half a burger) since surgery when we took grandma to Freddy’s for lunch. I’d forgotten how delicious their burgers are. And you all know how much I love their shoestring fires.


Freddy's Frozen Custard on Urbanspoon

As you can tell, I’ve pretty much resumed eating regular foods. Actually, I started eating regular foods almost immediately. I bounced back from surgery pretty quickly.

I was afraid to eat on the night of my surgery though. I remember that Darcy puked out her first meal after her surgery. I really didn’t want to have to go through that. It hurt enough to cough. I’m sure vomiting would be much worse.

Mom came over and brought sinigang na baboy, my most favorite Filipino dish. I could only eat the broth. I had a little bit of rice with it but, despite not having eaten in almost 24 hours, I was done after four or five bites. I was starving when I woke up the next morning and ate the rest of it then, throat be damned.


Brian made me some chicken noodle soup later that day. Thanks to Tiffe, Sunni, and Carmen for thinking of me and getting me a couple of soup mixes. I would have been drinking protein shakes the entire time otherwise. These soups — I’ve tried the chicken noodle and the broccoli cheddar — are delicious, by the way. Tiffe told me that they got them from Great Harvest but you can order them online too. As a matter of fact, I’m thinking of getting some more. They’re that delicious!


Speaking of, I have the best coworkers in the whole wide world. They got me this beautiful bouquet that smells just as good as it looks. I also got this lovely bouquet from Pat at Wheels. She is so thoughtful.


Anyway, I feel very blessed to have such wonderful people around me. Brian was the most awesome of all. He has and continues to take good care of me. I can’t imagine going through this alone. I think I might have starved to death.

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